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Old January 26th, 2015, 06:16 PM   #30261
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The NAM model forecasts up to 54 inches (137 cm) of snow on Long Island. Traffic will be completely paralyzed with such amounts. I also read about possible 10 feet snow drifts near Boston.

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Old January 26th, 2015, 06:31 PM   #30262
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An hour or so ago, the roofs I can see from my office were covered with snow. Now it's gone.

Wouldn't surprise me if this is a dud, at least here.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 08:03 PM   #30263
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I have never seen Ljubljana from this perspective...

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Old January 26th, 2015, 11:14 PM   #30264
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4:15 p.m. in Philadelphia and still no accumulation....
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Old January 27th, 2015, 01:10 AM   #30265
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Yes it is. And I would state that it is the first signal related to a welcome I see only in Portuguese (neither French, neither English, neither Arabic)




off-topic... In Spain we have "official language schools" which are a type of language high school to get up to C1 degree of some languages.

Each school decides which languages offers (all of them offer English and French, almost all German and... there is one with 23 languages...)
But half of Portuguese students are in Extremadura.
You will not find many in Galicia due to languages are closed together (they would prefer to learn another one) and other areas have few population near the border
23 languages! That's impressive alright! In the UK I had French in primary school, then in Portugal I had English in middle school and English and French in ssecondary school, then French again back in the UK in secondary school and Sixth-Form (last two years). The school did have Spanish as well but I have it, and the Sixth-Form had German too.



I did pink, purple, beige, light green. My secondary school had recently started doing Sixth-Form but I went to a college because I wanted to do a French A-level.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 04:09 PM   #30266
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I'll try to understand that when the caffeine's kicked in.

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Greetings from my office. I'm the only one in in my department and one of very few in, period.

We have a "grace period for late arrivals until 10:30" - standard policy - which everyone except my boss just takes as meaning come in at 10:30. Since I live four blocks away, don't have to shovel, don't have to clean a car off and don't have to wait for the street to be plowed, and my boss knows it (and remarked to that effect one snow day when she got in before me...), I shoot for my normal time. Surprised she's not in, actually. So I'll play with SSC while the caffeine kicks in.

Oh. We got a whole inch.

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Old January 27th, 2015, 07:53 PM   #30267
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Old January 27th, 2015, 08:15 PM   #30268
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I am not a smart man. I had an appointment with one responsible person in shopping mall and unfortunately came too early (I came by public transport). As I was wasting my time, I decided to visit an electro shop and buy my girlfriend earphones she once wished for.

I was lurking around the store for a while until I found the best ones. But since I had no bag, the earphones were pink and I did not like to go to appointment with the pink earphones in my hand, a best idea has struck my mind: to conceal it in my jacket (in pocket in particular). To ensure the package would not too big to fit my pocket (and I would eventually end up holding it in my hand after purchase), I had decided to try it immediately as the idea emerged and put it into my pocket. Then I realized what I had done The shop assistant did not look persuaded when I explained what was going on, but the package fitted and I finally bought it.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 09:19 PM   #30269
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Old January 27th, 2015, 09:50 PM   #30270
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I am not a smart man. I had an appointment with one responsible person in shopping mall and unfortunately came too early (I came by public transport). As I was wasting my time, I decided to visit an electro shop and buy my girlfriend earphones she once wished for.

I was lurking around the store for a while until I found the best ones. But since I had no bag, the earphones were pink and I did not like to go to appointment with the pink earphones in my hand, a best idea has struck my mind: to conceal it in my jacket (in pocket in particular). To ensure the package would not too big to fit my pocket (and I would eventually end up holding it in my hand after purchase), I had decided to try it immediately as the idea emerged and put it into my pocket. Then I realized what I had done The shop assistant did not look persuaded when I explained what was going on, but the package fitted and I finally bought it.
was it in AU Park? (I ask beacuse 3 years ago in AU Park I bought - guess what - earphones!)
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Old January 27th, 2015, 09:58 PM   #30271
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Picture from today :

Usually i don't wear white shirts(because white is boring),but i had to wear it today because of reasons...
Dude, are you sure you have not misspelled twitter.com in the address toolbar?

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was it in AU Park? (I ask beacuse 3 years ago in AU Park I bought - guess what - earphones!)
No it was not. But Aupark is my favourite. We must have had a very special offer for you if it was worth coming here
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Old January 27th, 2015, 10:00 PM   #30272
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[QUOTE=volodaaaa;120996505]Dude, are you sure you have not misspelled twitter.com in the address toolbar? /QUOTE]
No.I just like to post my pictures here.
What's weird with that ?
Don't be offended.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 10:57 PM   #30273
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It's a discussion forum, not social media
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Old January 27th, 2015, 11:25 PM   #30274
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I'm surprised about how outdated the Italian Wikipedia sometimes is. For example, while reading about a motorway in a foreign country, you may read "it should open by 2011". It's amazing that nobody cared to change it in several years.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 11:31 PM   #30275
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It's a discussion forum, not social media
Heck, I don't even know what y'all are talking about.
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i somehow feel that Wikipedia has reached its top and now it is going down
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Old January 27th, 2015, 11:39 PM   #30277
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Well, that's the weakness inherent in its model, I suppose. Once the volunteer contributors begin to get bored....
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I mostly use the English Wikipedia. The Dutch Wikipedia has a very high quantity of articles, but it is of poor quality, a very large amount of articles are produced by bots or are stubs. In addition, it is often outdated and there is a severe lack of quality control. Just yesterday I found an article called 'economy of the Netherlands' that listed the GDP in euros while the figure was dollars. That's a $ 200 billion error. I've read that the Netherlands has the highest proportion of non-native English speakers that primarely use the English Wikipedia.

In my experience, non-English Wikipedias are most useful when looking for local information. For example the German Wikipedia with articles about something German.
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I've read that the Netherlands has the highest proportion of non-native English speakers that primarely use the English Wikipedia.
I really doubt that. It must be some small nation with almost nothing on Wikipedia in its language. There are many more articles in Dutch than in Slovenian, f.e. I rarely have benefit from Slovenian articles, so I usually start with English.

PS: there're way too many one-sentence articles in Slovak (which I often click, thinking it's Slovenian).
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I use nonenglish wiki articles mostly as a dictionary when I am looking for good translation of certain words which are in headlines. It is really helpful for that. Otherwise English wiki is no1 definitely.
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